Towards the end of March, two of my friends from high school came to visit us, Amanda and Jeff Cruder (known as Cruder or Crudes). They planned an action filled trip without much time for hanging out at the field station, which is understandable if you want to get in all the good game viewing. So Jeff and I played tour guides for the week. We had been to most of the places we were going, so we opted out of many of the activities due to lack of money. But the group things that were priced on the group rate and not the individual rate were things we joined in on. And we went to a new place,
On our way to Ishasha, where the tree climbing lions are, we heard that the bridge was out. But people at the turn off insisted we could make it over, so we drove on to the bridge where we found two semi trucks on their sides on either side of the bridge. There was a huge line of trucks waiting for the bridge to be repaired so they could pass. We are talking days or weeks of work. And we saw tons of people working on the bridge. It was crazy. See the pictures below.
Other fun events from the trip were a night out dancing with my field assistants. Amanda wasn’t feeling well enough to go, so Cruder, Jeff, and I went. We took them out to Club Ecstasy in
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Other nice pictures from the trip. The first one is a tribute to Jeff's new favorite thing-- birding.